More and more couples are thinking about organizing a wedding in a certain style. And this is understandable: a stylized wedding looks more interesting and holistic. But how to choose the style of the wedding? What are the wedding styles? To help you figure it out Chanfashion prepared a whole guide to wedding styles: we will talk about 16 styles, their important elements and what you should pay attention to. Get ready, your eyes will scatter from beauty, but there will be no questions left!
Naturalness and nature
If you love to enjoy nature, are a fan of natural materials and are planning an outdoor wedding, consider these wedding styles.
Perhaps the most popular style among Ukrainian brides 🙂 The word “Rustic” means rustic, so the whole wedding style is imbued with ease, simplicity and sincerity. By the way, this can save a lot of budget: Rusticism is alien to pretentious chic, wealth, expensive materials and decorative elements. The main thing is a cozy, warm family atmosphere and naturalness.
Important decor elements: log cabins, lanterns, burlap, old books, glass jars, wooden barrels, haystacks, wooden furniture.
What to look for: naturalness.
And we are talking not only about natural materials in the decor 🙂 Rustic wedding style is about sincerity and genuineness, first of all, in feelings and emotions. Therefore, there is less unnecessary formality and staged photos, more lively smiles and tears of happiness — do not show off and do not play emotions, today everything should be real.
Read: How to organize a rustic wedding.
Don’t forget that choosing a style is only one of the first steps. There is still a lot of wedding planning ahead! Especially for independent brides, we have created To-do list: with it you will not miss important details, you will get the necessary tips and tricks. Everything for your easy wedding preparation and perfect result 🙂
Boho style wedding is naturalness, lightness and… eccentricity! Like the era of hippies, it is saturated with a craving for freedom from prejudices and unnecessary “it’s necessary”, so a tight dress, chair covers and extra high heels will be out of place. Use ethnic motifs and the beauty of nature to get a bohemian-chic wedding.
Important decor elements: dream catchers, pampas grass, carpets, colorful fabrics, ribbons, horns, feathers, flowers in hair.
What to look for: comfort and coziness.
No embarrassment and unnecessary formalities! A boho-style wedding is far from being welcomed by the British Queen, so think about convenience and the warm atmosphere of freedom.
Read: How to organize a boho style wedding
Unity with nature is the trend of recent years, and, of course, he got to the design of weddings. In the botanist style, greenery, which usually acts as a background, comes to the fore. This is a great option to spruce up Rustic a bit, add shabby vintage jewelry and immerse yourself in greenery – nature, naturalness and eco-friendliness are chic for weddings.
Important decor elements: potted plants, minimalist decor, combination of white and green, glass, succulents.
What to look for: floristry
Pretty obvious, right? 🙂 Not everything is so simple: not flowers, but greenery — succulents, ferns, monstera leaves, and even cacti come out on top in the Botanist style. Bright flowers, rather, give emphasis to important details, and do not act as the main element of decor.
Read: How to organize a nerd wedding
Dedicated to those in love with the atmosphere of the big city, neon, glass and concrete.
A wedding is usually associated with something tender, light and romantic. It is unlikely that, having heard about your engagement, the guests will think about an abandoned factory 🙂 But you can have a wedding there! If you want to add a touch of outrageousness and get rid of excess sweetness, then the rough and original Industrial is definitely for you. Just imagine this stunning contrast between industrial pipes and brick walls with a delicate wedding dress and the warm cozy atmosphere of a family holiday.
Important decor elements: industrial materials and rough textures, conciseness, light garlands.
What to look for: difficult location.
To embody the Industrial wedding style in all its glory, you will have to get confused with the location: the premises of former factories, factories, warehouses or hangars are suitable for it. Such places are difficult to find, and making them suitable for a comfortable holiday is even more difficult. But all problems are solvable: read our article about how to prepare a complex location for a wedding.
By the way, to make your task easier, you can organize a wedding in a loft-style restaurant.
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Abandoning natural motifs does not necessarily mean that you need to choose a rough decor — the urban chic wedding style confirms this. It conveys the atmosphere of a big city through materials (glass, metal, concrete) and constant contrasts. For example, graffiti and gold cutlery, cold concrete with neon signs and exotic floristry. An urban chic wedding is a field for your experiments.
Important decor elements: neon, glass, gold, bright color accents, as a location — a roof or a loft.
What to look for: lighting.
The perception of decor is very dependent on the right lighting, especially for an Urban Chic wedding. Use neon signs for additional lighting and spotlights or spotlights for the main one. And during the dances in the second half of the holiday, light music will come in handy 🙂
Read: how to organize an urban chic wedding
Laconic and elegant decor, light and a lot of free space — the rejection of everything superfluous in favor of minimalism is increasingly common at weddings. This style almost does not use textiles and bright floristry, and it is also worth abandoning everything superfluous: heaps of flowers on the arch and tables of guests, covers on chairs and an excess of jewelry on the bride’s dress.
Important decor elements: light neutral shades, geometric decor, succulents, light spacious location.
What to look for: excessive simplicity.
Minimalism is not only exclusively white and strict geometry. To make the wedding design look more interesting, it can be diluted with bright color accents, smoother lines and powdery shades. So don’t believe that minimalism is simple and boring 🙂
Read: how to organize a minimalist wedding
For lovers of vintage
Sometimes it seems that you were born at the wrong time, but the romance of the past years beckons? Check out our selection of wedding styles inspired by the past.
The romance of the crazy 20s of the twentieth century fascinates many: sham luxury, unceasing parties and the spirit of freedom. Champagne should flow like a river to the sounds of jazz 🙂 If such an atmosphere is close to you, take your guests back a hundred years by organizing a wedding in Vintage style.
Important decor elements: fringe, glass beads, vintage candlesticks, photo frames, aged metals, cameos, typewriters, antique clocks, candelabra, pyramid of champagne glasses.
What to look for: image of the bride and groom.
A vintage bridesmaid dress will definitely make guests say “wow”. Finding an authentic and well-preserved outfit from a bygone era will not be easy, so it’s best to focus on finding a replica. For the wedding style, Vintage most often refers to the 20s of the last century. Remember the movie The Great Gatsby? This is your guide for creating a vintage look 🙂 Fringe, glass beads, neatly curled hair and bright lipstick are the perfect option.
Read: how to organize a vintage style wedding
Usually, retro style weddings refer to the 50s-70s of the last century. There is a special romance in that time, you must admit 🙂 Stilyagi, disco, rock and roll and Elvis Presley, a bride in the style of Pin-up beauties — such a wedding is more like a movie, and it’s cool!
Important decor elements: midi wedding dress, bright colors, babette hairstyle, retro car.
What to look for: re-creation of the past.
For the appropriate decor, you will have to explore flea markets and deposits in your grandmother’s attic. You will need gramophones, old vinyl records, posters and posters, bright textiles.
Read: how to organize a retro wedding
The very words “Shabby chic” mean shabby, aged luxury. This perfectly describes the idea of style — lightness and elegance, imbued with the spirit of the times. If you are inspired by walking through flea markets in search of exclusive vintage items, then you should think about a wedding in the Shabby Chic style, the style of romantics and antique lovers.
Important decor elements: old photographs, pastel colors, linen textiles, antique mirrors and lamps, grandmother’s services, knitted napkins.
What to look for: memories.
A Shabby Chic wedding is a kind of greeting from the past, so use it: you can use your childhood photos, old toys and everything that is stored in the stocks of grandparents and parents in the decor. This will make the wedding very touching and personal.
Read: how to organize a shabby chic wedding
Dramatic or Gothic style wedding
Do not be surprised: Gothic is not about sorrow, despondency and crosses with skulls. The Gothic wedding style is solemn and elegant due to its strict grandeur. If you want to add sophistication and outrageousness to your holiday — a great choice! This style is wonderful for an autumn wedding in a country complex: the remoteness will give the necessary privacy, and the fallen leaves will be perfectly combined with the dark scale of the wedding. Use outdoor décor and heavy fabrics to decorate a gothic wedding and soften it up with lighter or richer hues.
Important decor elements: gothic decor, candlesticks, heavy fabrics.
What to look for: color spectrum.
Dramatic style is very easy to “dark”: dark shades can look too gloomy if important color accents are not added. Use gold or silver to add chic; powdery shades — to soften the range; saturated bright colors — for important accents.
Read: how to organize a gothic wedding
Which of us in childhood did not dream of being in the place of Disney’s Cinderella or Jasmine? At a wedding, you have such an opportunity 🙂 Bringing the entourage of your favorite fairy tale into reality is not an easy task, but what an amazing result!
Important decor elements: recognizable details of a fairy tale in the decor.
What to look for: general concept.
When choosing a fabulous wedding, you will need to try to ensure that all of its elements correspond to the general plot of the chosen story. Use recognizable elements in the decor — for example, Snow White’s red apples, Cinderella’s carriages and pumpkins, or Sleeping Beauty’s spindle. Also in the decor and invitations, you can use quotes from a fairy tale to complement the atmosphere.
Read: how to organize a Disney themed wedding
If you’re an avid traveler (or would love to be), consider hosting a country-inspired wedding. Below is a selection of options just for you.
Modern Ukrainian style
A Ukrainian wedding is not necessarily lard with horseradish, a hopak and a portrait of Taras Grigorovich at the presidium of the newlyweds 🙂 National motifs can be played elegantly and touchingly, while maintaining the Ukrainian flavor. By the way, fashionable Boho fits perfectly into the style of a Ukrainian wedding: the desire for freedom, enjoyment of nature, ethnic motifs — do you see how similar these styles really are?
Important decor elements: wreaths, flowers (poppies, sunflowers), colored ribbons, embroidered shirts.
What to look for: traditions.
To fully immerse yourself in the atmosphere of a Ukrainian wedding, we advise you to embody several traditions. Agree, some of them may seem outdated or even offensive, so be sure to read our article on how to how to modernize wedding traditions 🙂
Read: how to organize a modern Ukrainian wedding
The blue sea, ancient myths and legends, the southern sun — are you ready to build your wedding on Olympus? 🙂 Greece has a long and rich culture, so there is something to be inspired by. If you are also attracted by genuine grandeur and a culture of enjoying every moment of life (or you just love feta and seafood :), you should think about a wedding in the Greek style.
Important decor elements: olive branches, natural flowers, Greek patterns, columns, an abundance of white and blue flowers.
What to look for: menu.
To fully immerse guests in the atmosphere of Greece, the menu must match. You will need a “Mediterranean diet”: use light vegetable snacks, feta cheese and seafood when compiling the menu. In addition, it is not only tasty, but also very useful. Don’t forget good wine 🙂
Read: how to organize a greek style wedding
The atmosphere of the French province attracts tourists: lavender fields, food — like art, unhurried enjoyment of nature around. It is because of this that Provence has reached weddings — why don’t you give your guests a French fairy tale with a warm family atmosphere?
Important decor elements: lavender, natural materials, vintage elements, wicker furniture, French cuisine, “and there is a little more — and Provence” 🙂
What to look for: furniture.
For a Provence-style wedding, wicker, wooden, slightly aged furniture or elegant wrought iron furniture would be the best solution — remember the photos of the summer terraces of Parisian coffee houses. The palette should match the light and airy color scheme, so as not to weigh down the overall look.
Read: how to organize a wedding in Provence style
Carelessness, bright colors, exotic flowers and fruits — if you are in love with the atmosphere of hot countries, then you can arrange a wedding in a tropical style. And for this it is absolutely not necessary to fly to the ocean 🙂
Important decor elements: cocktails in coconut shells, location by the water (sea, river, and even a swimming pool), exotic flowers and fruits for decoration, and most importantly, the mood of a carefree summer holiday.
What to look for: music.
Immersed in thinking through the details of decor, brides sometimes forget about music. But in vain, because it greatly affects the atmosphere of the wedding and will help create the right mood. Ask the wedding DJ to find reggae and Latin melodies for the perfect tropical wedding vibe.
Bring an oriental fairy tale to your wedding! Although Morocco is an Arab country, it is not necessary to follow Muslim traditions. But you can and even need to be inspired by their rich culture 🙂 To convey the right atmosphere, use a large number of jewelry and decor, bright colors (for example, a combination of fuchsia with raspberry, orange and gold) and, of course, oriental sweets: Turkish delight is wonderful will fit into a Moroccan-style wedding candy bar.
Important decor elements: Arabic script, bright color palette, an abundance of jewelry, oriental patterns on fabrics, soft pillows on the floor, carpets, an ideal place is a tent on the banks of a river or sea.
What to look for: incense.
Through aromas and smells, you can greatly influence the sensations of a person. And why don’t we think about it when organizing a wedding? 🙂 Spicy smells of oriental spices, incense or simply incense sticks will create the right atmosphere, intoxicating guests with the aromas of the east.